On the ballot back in the November elections, Arkansas' Issue 6 was approved with 53.11% of the votes. Also known as The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, Issue 6 "supported legalizing medical marijuana for 17 qualifying conditions, creating a Medical Marijuana Commission, and allocating tax revenue to technical institutes, vocational schools, workforce training, and the General Fund" according to Ballotpedia.
So, what are the medical conditions that qualify an Arkansas resident for access to medical marijuana as a treatment method?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
"A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one (1) or more of the following:"
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
"Intractable pain which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment, or surgical measures for more than six (6) months"
"Seizures, including without limitation those characteristic of epilepsy"
"Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including without limitation those characteristic of multiple sclerosis"
Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Arkansas Department of Health under § 4 of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana amendment.
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